Friday, March 23, 2012

Little Cutie Is Even Cuter!

I posted about this little cutie I found at my favorite thrift store. 
We think it was made of old wood left over from other stuff, including old siding. 

It was quite a bargain for $33.75. It seems that I either have a plethora of end tables or I need a few more. I was in need after 2 of my children moved out recently. So I snatched her up without really knowing what I would do with her. 
I put it in the most logical spot. 
The guest room/office was lacking a bedside table. 
I should have loved it. The color matched our antique bed.
                                 


But, I really didn't care for it there.

Are you wondering about the gun?
We have woods behind our house that used to be part of a farm. My daughter found this gun in the creek. Are you hearing. "Mama, I found a gun."? Well, Miss Bek doesn't really talk like that. At first I thought it was a bb gun or something. The mom of one of my students said she lived behind our woods when she was little and the land where my neighborhood sits belonged to some sort of militia group. Rumor had it that they stockpiled weapons???
Turns out it's a real gun, but it was in the creek so long it is super crusty. No danger. 
This is Mr. Bill's office so it goes on the wall as a memento.
Anyway...
I decided to give my little cutie a good coat of white paint. 
The table not the gun.

She is in my living room, which is getting a bit of a shabying for spring. 
I know that the blog world is all excited about chalk paint. I personally have enough stuff that looks old and chippy all on it's own that if I paint something I want a nice white finish. :) 
When I took off the old knob I discovered it was actually a  key hole. So I put this old escushion plate on instead. The plate was very 60's early American looking but I did some snipping with tin snips to get this.  I stuck a cute antique key in it. 
I love antique porcelain knobs and had this one from something else. The old spring latch is broken but still looks cute. A replacement spring latch was $20.00  at the salvage shop. 
Umm.. no. I couldn't do it. Not when I only paid $33.00 for her.



Here is my $5.00 lamp from the Goodwill.


I love the crystals.


Here is my $5.00 chair from a garage sale. It was covered in this weird verdigris flecked spray paint. I was able to basically wash off the old finish..








This wall shelf came from my mother in law. I love it and the little vintage postcard in the Victorian frame.

I love this old painting. I got it from my nana. The family thought it came from an art festival in New York city. Very romantic. I don't know that is true but that's the story I go with.  :)

So here it is, my first piece of painted furniture in the living room. 
It made for a very cute corner I think. 
I also painted a shelf and a clock to tie it all together. 
I am working on a living room reveal post. You haven't gotten to see much in there.
Have a fabulous weekend. Get out and garage sale!
Sprinkled with old siding,
Katie 










17 comments :

  1. Wow--you have found a lot of great deals! I love that lamp. The cabinet looks great white:)

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    1. Thank you. I love it! I'm looking around at what else I can paint.
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Katie

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  2. I love that cabinet white.And that french chair looks great painted too.

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    1. Thank you, Anne. I am so pleased you stopped by.
      Katie

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  3. Oh the French chair looked bad before. But, I could see it had great bones.
    Thank you for taking a look.
    Katie

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  4. I love it in white! And that little escutcheon added a nice touch.
    -Revi

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    1. Thank you Revi. I love escutheon plates. Thank's for stopping by.

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  5. I need to go shopping with you sometime, you got some great finds. I like the cabinet white, and it fits in its new spot. What a very pretty chair, love her bones. she sure is gonna be a looker! Great vignette with you chair, cabinet and wall decor. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best!

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    1. Thank you, Cathy. I am so glad you stopped by.
      Katie

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  6. Very nice transformation, it's amazing what a coat of paint can do. It looks so much better now in its new spot. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Betsy. I am pleased to share. :)
      Katie

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  7. I agree, it does look a lot better there beside your couch! And the white paint looks great!

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    1. Thank you, Cynthia. I am so glad you stopped in and left a comment. I appreciate it. :)

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  8. Oh, it reminds me so much of a cabinet my great-grandfather put together. Love it.

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    1. Did he make it out of "found" wood?
      Thank you, May for stopping in to comment.
      Katie

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  9. Oh, I like your cute little cabinet sooo much better painted white. Coupled with your other fabulous finds, it really became part of a very lovely vignette.

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday again, Katie. Hope to see you this week, as well.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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    1. Thank you Liz. I always love linking to your great party!
      Katie

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